Karel Appel, 'Femmes, enfants, animaux,' 1951: oil on jute, 170 x 280 cm © Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst Amstelveen
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The Bride and the Wounds − "columba mea in foraminibus petrae" (Ct. 2.14)

Beatrice Trînca

Abstract


The dove – as a term of endearment from the Song of Songs – constitutes a subtle recurring sign throughout a medieval mystical tradition that links it to Christ's wounds and therefore to human anatomy, as well as to the poetic traditions of courtly love.


Keywords

Song of Songs; Passion Piety; Mysticism; Dove; Anatomy

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.13130/interfaces-05-03

NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn%3Anbn%3Ait%3Aunimi-24467

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